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Best Souvenirs In The DC Area

January 28, 2011 6:14 AM

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Madame Tussauds Washington D.C.

Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. (www.madametussauds.com/Washington)

Pentagon City Mall

1100 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202
simonmall.com
(703)415-2400

Pentagon City is a great place to shop for souvenirs or DC paraphernalia; located just off DC’s metro on the lower level of the mall there are various stores and stands to choose from to find that perfect gift for a friend or for you.

The Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle)

1000 Jefferson Drive SW
Washington, DC 20560
si.edu/museums

The Smithsonian consisting of 19 museums was founded in 1846 is now recognized as the largest museum in the world. The Smithsonian Castle was the first of the Smithsonian buildings. This building holds some art from various places, a gift shop and the information center for the Smithsonian Museums.

The National Mall

900 Ohio Drive SW
Washington, DC 20024
nps.gov

Designed by L’Enfant in 1791, it is widely known as America’s front lawn. The National Mall is home to many of museums and monuments. Walking around the Nations Front lawn you can find many vendors and buildings selling beautiful souvenirs.

Madame Tussauds Washington D.C.

Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. (www.madametussauds.com/Washington)

Madame Tussauds

1001 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
madametussauds.com

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum is a great place to by souvenirs because after taking pictures with historical icons, people in past and present government and entertainment. You can then visit the gift shop to obtain souvenirs relating to the DC area or obtain a souvenir picture of yourself sitting in the Oval Office or posing with one of our many presidential wax figures.

The International Spy Museum

800 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
spymuseum.org

Located in the Penn-Quarter neighborhood, the International Spy Museum is the only spy museum located in the United States. After touring the interesting exhibits in the museum you can visit the spy museum store which has plenty of souvenirs including spy gadgets and DC paraphernalia.

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